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      On Common Ground: Economic Inequality & the Housing Crisis in San Francisco


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      September 12, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      654 Mission Street
      San Francisco, California 94105

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      On Common Ground: Economic Inequality & the Housing Crisis

      Does economic inequality threaten the social fabric of the Bay Area? And what are we going to do about it together? It’s not news anymore: the Bay Area has a housing crisis in need of urgent action. A housing shortage, plus rising rents and stagnant wages, are leaving more and more people vulnerable to homelessness. The crisis has prompted leaders from every sector--private companies, philanthropy, government, think tanks and community organizations--to design proposals, sponsor bills and launch coalitions for tackling the issue. Can these solutions outpace the problem, and the income inequality at its core? Join KQED host Mina Kim and our distinguished panel as they discuss the complexities of the housing crisis, the proposed solutions, Prop 13, and more. Guests: Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR Director of Policy on housing and land use special projects. Co-presented with SPUR, this event is part of KQED On Common Ground, an initiative bringing people together for civil discourse, featuring KQED journalists hosting provocative conversations about politics and policy, art and culture, and science and technology. Reckoning with the force of disagreement among us about how to face a future of economic, cultural, and environmental uncertainty, this series asks what are our shared responsibilities to the common good.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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